The 94th Academy Awards 2022 | Oscars 2022: Check the Nominations

The 94th Academy Awards 2022, famously known as Oscars 2022, on 8th February 2022 announced the nominations for its upcoming award ceremony on March 2022.

Netflix’s dark Western The Power Of The Dog, directed by Jane Campion, leads the nominations with 12 nods including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, Best Supporting Actress nomination for Kirsten Dunst, and two Best Supporting Actor nods for Kodi Smit-McPhee and Jesse Plemons.

Dune has 10 nominations while West Side Story and Belfast follow with 7 nominations; King Richard, which stars Will Smith, has six nominations. The oldest nominee for Best Supporting Actress is Judi Dench, 87 till now. She is listed in the nominations for her performance in Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast. Ariana DeBose is listed as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Steven Spielberg’s version of West Side Story, for this role Rita Moreno won the Oscar in the 1961 film.

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“Power of the Dog” scored 10 nominations and it will compete for the top prize with the science-fiction epic “Dune,”. The drama “Belfast” is about a family living amid conflict in late 1960s Northern Ireland.

“Power of the Dog” scored 10 nominations and it will compete for the top prize with the science-fiction epic “Dune,”. The drama “Belfast” is about a family living amid conflict in late 1960s Northern Ireland. Other best-picture nominees are Japanese drama “Drive My Car,” “King Richard,” the story based on the father of tennis stars Serena Williams and Venus.

Last year, the ceremony os Academy Awards took place at a Los Angeles train station with no host. Another highlight of Oscars 2022 is that it will have a host for the first time since 2018, comedian Kevin Hart bow out of hosting the Academy Awards 2022 after homophobic tweets he made several years earlier reemerged. Since then, the Oscars have been host-less.

From India, Suriya’s Jai Bhim and Mohanlal’s Marakkar fail to make the shortlist in Academy Awards 2022 and finally, the Tamil film Koozhangal, directed by P.S. Vinothra, is India’s official entry for the Oscars 2022.

94th Academy Awards 2022: Oscars 2022 Category wise Full Nominations List-

Oscars 2022 Category wise Full Nominations List
Best Picture

Best Picture:

  • Belfast
  • CODA
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Dune
  • King Richard
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Drive My Car
  • Nightmare Alley
  • West Side Story
  • The Power of the Dog

Best Actor in Leading Role

  • Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
  • Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick…Boom!
  • Will Smith – King Richard

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
  • Kristen Stewart – Spencer
  • Penelope Cruz – Parallel Mothers
  • Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos

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Best Director

  • Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
  • West Side Story – Steven Spielberg
  • Drive My Car – Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • The Power of the Dog – Jane Campion
  • Licorice Pizza – Paul Thomas Anderson

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • Belfast – Written by Kenneth Branagh
  • Don’t Look Up – Screenplay by Adam McKay; Story by David Sirota and Adam McKay
  • The Worst Person in the World – Written by Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt
  • King Richard – Written by Zach Baylin
  • Licorice Pizza – Written by Paul Thomas Anderson

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Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • CODA – Screenplay by Siân Heder
  • Dune – Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth
  • Drive My Car – Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
  • The Power of the Dog – Written by Jane Campion
  • The Lost Daughter – Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal

Best Actor in a Supporting role

  • Ciaran Hinds – Belfast
  • Jesse Plemons – The Power of the Dog
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog
  • Troy Kotsur – CODA
  • JK Simmons – Being the Ricardos

Best Actress in a Supporting role

  • Judi Dench – Belfast
  • Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
  • Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
  • Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
  • Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog
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Best Documentary

Best Documentary (Feature)

  • Writing With Fire
  • Flee
  • Ascension
  • Attica
  • Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution could not be televised)

Best Documentary (Short Subject)

Animated Feature Film

  • Luca
  • Encanto
  • Flee
  • Raya and the Last Dragon
  • The Mitchells vs The Machines

Best Cinematography

  • Ari Wegner – The Power of the Dog
  • Greig Fraser – Dune
  • Dan Laustsen – Nightmare Alley
  • Janusz Kaminski – West Side Story
  • Bruno Delbonnel – The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Costume Design

  • Jenny Beavan – Cruella
  • Luis Sequeira – Nightmare Alley
  • Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran – Cyrano
  • Paul Tazewell – West Side Story
  • Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan – Dune

Best Film Editor

  • Peter Sciberras – The Power of the Dog
  • Joe Walker – Dune
  • Pamela Martin – King Richard
  • Hank Corwin – Don’t Look Up
  • Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum – Tick, Tick…Boom!

International Feature Film

  • Flee (Denmark)
  • Drive My Car (Japan)
  • The Worst Person in the World (Norway)
  • The Hand of God (Italy)
  • Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan)

Best Music (Original score)

  • Jonny Greenwood – The Power of the Dog
  • Nicholas Britell – Don’t Look Up
  • Germaine Franco – Encanto
  • Alberto Iglesias – Parallel Mothers
  • Hans Zimmer – Dune

Best Music (Original Song)

  • Dos Oruguitas – Encanto; Lyric and Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Be Alive – King Richard; Lyric and Music by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter DIXSON
  • Somehow You Do – Four Good Days; Lyric and Music and by Diane Warren
  • Down To Joy – Belfast; Lyric and Music by Van Morrison
  • No Time To Die – No Time to Die; Lyric and Music by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
  • Somehow You Do – Four Good Days; Lyric and Music by Diane Warren

Best Short Film (Live Action)

  • The Long Goodbye
  • Ala Kachuu – Take and Run
  • The Dress
  • On My Mind
  • Please Hold

Best Short Film (Animated)

  • Affairs of the Art
  • Bestia
  • The Windshield Piper
  • Boxballet
  • Robin Robin

Production Design

  • Dune – Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos, Production Design: Patrice Vermette
  • Nightmare Alley – Set Decoration: Shane Vieau, Production Design: Tamara Deverell
  • West Side Story – Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo, Production Design: Adam Stockhausen
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth – Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh, Production Design: Stefan Dechant
  • The Power of the Dog – Set Decoration: Amber Richards, Production Design: Grant Major


  • Belfast – Denise Yarde, James Mather, Simon Chase, and Niv Adiri
  • Dune – Mac Ruth, Doug Hemphill, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, and Ron Bartlett
  • West Side Story – Tod A. Maitland, Brian Chumney, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, and Shawn Murphy
  • The Power of the Dog – Robert Mackenzie, Richard Flynn, and Tara Webb
  • No Time To Die – Simon Hayes, James Harrison, Oliver Tarney, Paul Massey, and Mark Taylor

Makeup & Hairstyling

  • Dune – Donald Mowat, Love Larson, and Eva von Bahr
  • Coming 2 America – Stacey Morris, Mike Marino, and Carla Farmer
  • Cruella – Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne, and Julia Vernon
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye – Stephanie Ingram, Linda Dowds, and Justin Raleigh
  • House of Gucci – Anna Carin Lock , Göran Lundström,and Frederic Aspiras

Visual Effects

  • Dune – Paul Lambert, Brian Connor, Tristan Myles, and Gerd Nefzer
  • Free Guy – Nikos Kalaitzidis, Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, and Dan Sudick
  • Spider-man: No Way Home – Chris Waegner, Kelly Port, Scott Edelstein and Dan Sudick
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – Christopher Townsend, Sean Noel Walker, Joe Farrell, and Dan Oliver
  • No Time To Die – Jonathan Fawkner, Charlie Noble, Joel Green, and Chris Corbould

Ready for the 94th Academy Awards 2022 or Oscars 2022 which will be held on March 27 in Los Angeles.


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